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Belfast City Marathon 2022: Road closures and travel advice as race begins

The Belfast City Marathon is again to its standard Might Lender Holiday date on Sunday and countless numbers of runners have set off from the Stormont Estate.

rowds have been accumulating in east Belfast for the very last numerous several hours with the street typically reserved for the Stormont politicians as a substitute crammed with countless numbers of runners, joggers and walkers.

A lot are environment off on the gruelling race in a bid to increase money for charity, even though for many others it is merely for the pleasurable of jogging.

It is also a landmark working day for the race by itself, celebrating 40 many years due to the fact the initially marathon took place in 1982 and fitting supplied the return to its normal slot for the to start with time in 3 several years as a result of the pandemic.

The 26.2 mile-prolonged (42.1 km) race will choose runners across east, north, west and south Belfast, in advance of finishing in Ormeau Park, with a selection of roadways throughout the route closed for motorists in the course of the morning and up until close to 4.30pm.

Whole list of closures and diversions:

The region around  Stormont and Higher Newtownards Road  will be shut to by targeted traffic between close to 6am – 10.30am, as the runners make their way in direction of Beersbridge, Castlereagh and Montgomery Highway parts.

A total road closure will then be in location on the Ravenhill Highway (Albertbridge Highway to Ormeau Embankment) from 7am – 11.30am.

Some disruption can be anticipated in the metropolis centre close to amongst 8.30am – 12.30pm with total road closures in area on Chichester Road, Wellington Place, Might Road, Donegall Sq. and Howard Road areas.

Some more disruption can be envisioned on the Boucher Road (Tates Avenue to Stockmans Lane) with a whole road closure among 8am – 1.30pm close to, as runners make their way onto Lislea Drive and Lisburn Road, marking their marathon halfway level.

Another position in which disruption can be predicted is in the Andersonstown Street and Falls Road areas with lane closures and full street closures in location from close to 9.30am – 2pm.

Whole street closures will also be in spot at approximately 9.30am – 3pm from Lanark Way, Crumlin Highway and Antrim Highway regions with a Group Relay changeover stage taking location on North Queen Avenue.

 

Some disruption all over again in the city centre as runners acquire on the closing stretch of the marathon from Donegall Quay onto Oxford Street and Lanyon Location (entire street closure 9.30am – 3pm).

Runners will make their way up Ormeau Highway to the Rosetta Roundabout and full their journey down Ravenhill Highway, onto Ormeau Embankment for the finish at the Ozone Tennis Centre, Ormeau Park.

Translink have also verified they will be working some more trains to get runners and spectators to the get started line.